South Dakota's Debate: A Democrat Against Reid, a Republican Reminding Everyone He's Republican

South Dakota's once-sleepy Senate race crackles with unexpected partisanship.

It's the worst kept secret in Senate politics. It's hardly a secret at all. Rick Weiland, the former Tom Daschle aide running for South Dakota's open seat, was not Harry Reid's choice. Reid went out of his way to dismiss Weiland; the DSCC did not even put money into South Dakota until this month.

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